Origin of cadent
1580–90; < Latin cadent-, (stem of cadēns falling, present participle of cadere), equivalent to cad- fall + -ent- -ent
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Examples from the Web for cadent
If they should be in a cadent position the native will travel a great deal.
I saw no horses, no sign of life; heard no sound but the cadent wail of the ash-grey birds in their flights.Henry Brocken
Walter J. de la Mare
Any planet posited in a Cadent House is regarded as weak in its effects on the native.
Cadent a latere tuo mille, et decem millia a dextris tuis; ad te autem non approprinquabit.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family
Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Grace That cadent girdles the invisible waves Of flute and harp is born of faining limbs, And hide them who may see it?The Mortal Gods and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
- having cadence; rhythmic
- archaic falling; descending
C16: from Latin cadēns falling, from cadere to fall
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